Eija - Liisa Ahtila

-> work in the exhibition

[FIN]

Artist

* 1959, Hämeenlinna [FIN]
lives and works in Helsinki [FIN]

CV | Grants and Awards | Solo Exhibitions | Group Exhibitions | Works in Collections | Works | Recommended Links

CV ::

1980-85
Helsinki University, Faculty of Law [FIN]

1981-84
Independent Art School

1990-91
London College of Printing, School of Media and Management, Film and Video Department [GB]

1994-95
UCLA, Certificate Program, Film, TV, Theater and Multimedia Studies, Los Angeles [USA]

1994-95
America Film Institute, Advanced Technology Program special courses, Los Angeles [USA]

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Awards and Grants ::

2002
Great Prize Fiction, Vila do Conde International Short Film Festival, Vila do Conde [P]

2000
The Vincent van Gogh Bi-annual Award for Contemporary Art in Europe, Maastricht [NL] Coutts Contemporary Art Foundation Award [CH]
Nordisk Panorama, Best Nordic Short Film [N]
Tampere International Short Film Festival, National Competition, Main Price [FIN]

1999 Honorary Mention, 48th Venice Biennale [I]
DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst scholarship) [D]

1998 Edstrand Art Price [S]
International Competition Film Award, VIPER Int. Film-, Video- & Multimedia Festival [CH]
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Jury's Honorary Mention, Oberhausen [D]
Bonn Videonale, WDR Price for female artist, Bonn [D]

1997
Tampere International Short Film Festival, National Competition, Main Price [FIN] AVEK-award for important achievements in the field of audio-visual culture International Competition Film Award, VIPER Int. Film-, Video- & Multimedia Festival [CH]
5-year grant, The Central Committee for the Arts [FIN]

1995
1-year grant, The Central Committee for the Arts [FIN] Visek [the foundation for the support of audiovisual art]

1994
Center of the Audiovisual Promotion [FIN]

1993
Visek [the foundation for the support of audiovisual art]

1992
3-year grant, The Central Committee for the Arts [FIN]
Finnish Cultural Foundation [FIN]

1991
Visek [the foundation for the support of audiovisual art]
Center of the Audiovisual Promotion [FIN]

1990
Young Artist of the Year Award, Tampere [FIN]
Paulo Foundation [FIN]

1989
Center of the Audiovisual Promotion [FIN]
Finnish Cultural Foundation [FIN]

1988
Finnish Cultural Foundation [FIN]

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Solo Exhibitions ::

2002
"Fantasized Persons and Taped Conversations", Zurich Kunsthalle, Zurich [CH]
Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, New York [USA]
"Real Characters, Invented Worlds", Tate Modern, London [GB]
"Fantasized Persons and Taped Conversations", Kiasma - Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki [FIN]

2001
Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor [CDN]
Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver [CDN]

2000
Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin [D]
Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, New York [USA]
Galerie Index, Stockholm [S]

1999
Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London [GB]
Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg [A]
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago [USA]
Kunstwerke Berlin, Berlin [D]

1998
Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, New York [USA]
Museum Fridericianum, Kassel [D]
Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus [CH]
Gallery Arnolfini, Bristol [GB]
Saint-Servais Geneve, Centre pour l'Image Contemporaine, Geneve [CH]

1997
Klemens Gasser und Tanja Grunert, Cologne [D]
Raum der aktuellen Kunst, Vienna [A]
Gallery Roger Pailhas, Marseille/ Paris [F]

1996
Cable Gallery, Helsinki [FIN]

1995
Gallery Index, Stockholm [S]

1991
Kluuvin Galleria, Helsinki [FIN]

1990
The Young Artist of the Year, Tampere Art Museum, Tampere [FIN]

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Group Exhibitions ::
[selected]

2002 SUBREEL, MAC, Marseille [F]
Eight Nordic Stories, Santiago de Compostela [E]
DOCUMENTA 11, Kassel [D]
Beyond Paradise, Kuala Lumpur [MAL]
Biennale of Sydney, Artspace, Sydney [AUS]
Never Ending Stories, Haus der Kunst, Munich [D]

2001
INTERFERENZE Nordic Countries, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena [I]
The Beauty of Intimacy, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck [A]
"Wechselstrom", Sammlung Hauser und Wirth, St. Gallen [CH]
"The Uncertain", GalerÍa Pepe Cobo, Sevilla [E]
"Screens and projectors", Fundació La Caixa, Barcelona [E]
"Â…troubler l'écho du temps", Musée Art contemporain Lyon [F]
"Enduring Love", Gasser & Grunert Inc., New York [USA]
Images Festival, Toronto [CDN]
"Blick nach vorn", Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach [D]

2000
Medi@terra, Athens, Greece [GR]
Eija-Liisa Ahtila and Ann-Sofi Sidén, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston [USA]
Norden, Kunsthalle Vienna [A]
The Vincent, the exhibition of the short listed artists, Maastricht [NL]
Impakt, New Media & Experimental Film Festival, Utrecht [NL]
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston [USA]
Zona F, Espai D'Art Contemporani Castello [E]
Organising Freedom, Moderna Museet, Stockholm [S]

1999
CAPC, Bordeaux [F] Rewind to the Future, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn [D]
Kramlich collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art [USA]
Close Ups, Contemporary Art and Carl Th. Dreyer; Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen [DK]
End of Story, Venice Biennial, Nordic Pavillon, Venice [I]
Finnish line-starting point: jeunes artistes finlandais, Musees de Strasbourg, Strasbourg [F]
Video Cult/ures, ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe [D]
Cinema Cinema - Contemporary Art and the Cinematic Experience. Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven [NL]
Nordic Light - Nordic Scenes from the 1990's, Montevideo, Multimedia Center Amsterdam, Amsterdam [NL]
Künstlerwerkstatt Lothringer Strasse, Munich [D]
Dis.Location, hARTware projekte, Dortmund [D]

1998
Nordic Nomads, White Columns, New York [USA]
Edstrand Art Price 1998, Rooseum, Malmö [S]
Manifesta 2, Luxembourg [L]
Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki [FIN]
Momentum - nordic festival of contemporary art, Moss [N]
Nuit Blanche, Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville, Paris [F]
The King is not the Queen, Archipelago, Stockholm [S]
Unknown Adventures, Städtische Galerie Kiel, Kiel [D]

1997
5th Istanbul Biennial 1997, Istanbul [TR]
Spuren und Strukturen, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe [D]
Zones of Disturbance, Steirischer Herbst, Graz [A]
World Wide Video Festival, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam [NL]
Time out, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nürnberg [D]
Le Consortium - Dijon, Dijon [F]
Institute Finlandaise, Paris [F]
ID, Van AbbeMuseum, Eindhoven [NL]

1996
Now Here, Louisiana Museum Museum of Modern Art, Denmark [DK]
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Warsaw [PL]
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Vilna [LT]

1995
Rooseum - The Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö [S]

1994
Identity, Museum of Contemporary Art Helsinki [FIN] and Moscow [RUS]
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Bergen [N]

1993
Fördomar, Lilljevalchs Art Hall, Stockholm, Sweden and Nordic Arts Centre, Helsinki [FIN]

1992
Postmoraali, 150 Years of Photography, Taidehalli, Helsinki [FIN]

1991
Seeing, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki [FIN]
Näkeminen - Seende - Seeing, Porin taidemuseo, Pori [FIN]

1990
Aurora 3, Biennale of Young Nordic Artists, Reykjavik, Iceland & Helsinki [FIN]
Audiovisual Biennale in Lahti, Lahti [FIN]
RADAR, Exhibition of the countries of the Baltic Sea, Kotka [FIN]

1989
Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki [FIN]
Gallery Katariina, Helsinki [FIN]

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Works in Collections ::

Chara Schreyer, San Francisco, California (Courtesy of Thea Westreich Art Advisory Services, New York) [USA]
Flick Collection, Zurich [CH]
Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art [FIN]
Tate Modern, London [GB]
Pamela and Richard Kramlich Collection, San Francisco, California (Courtesy of Thea Westreich Art Advisory Services, New York) [USA]
Moderna Museet, Stockholm [S]
Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon [F]
Folkwang Museum, Essen [D]
Collection of Heinrich Gasser, Bolzano [I]
Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven [NL]
Collection Hauser & Wirth, St. Gallen [CH]
Tampere Art Museum [FIN]
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland [FIN]
Thea Westreich and Ethan Wagner, Art Advisory, New York [USA]

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Works ::
[selected]

"The Trial" [1993]
"Me/We; Okay; Gray", 1993 [4:30, 16mm/35mm]
"If 6 was 9", 1995/96] [10:00, 16 mm/35mm]
"Tänään/ Today", 1996/97 [10:00, S-16 mm/35mm]
"Lohdutusseremonia/ Consolation Service", 1999 [24:00]
"Rakkaus on aarre/ Love is a Treasure", 2002 [55:00]

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Recommended Links ::

-> Ejia-Liisa Ahtila, an interview by Raimar Stange

-> Exhibition »real characters, invented worlds«, [Tate Modern [GB], 4/30/02 - 7/28/2002]
-> Biography
-> Adrian Searle, »Arts Critics« [Guardian Unlimited, 4/30/2002]:

-> Solo Exhibition [Paolo Curti & Co. Gallery [I] 9/28/02 - 11/4/02]:

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